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Fully Laden

Postby Grip Fast » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:21 pm

Found this photograph on my wife's camera. It's from April 2015 and is me setting off from North Bucks. for the Spanish Pyrenees. Fortunately I didn't have to wear the rucksack either way - I managed to offload it. The bike didn't miss a beat through rain, sun and a bit of snow.

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Re: Fully Laden

Postby boxerscott » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:38 am

Jeez, that`s a lot of kit for a solo ride. :? Looks very uncomfortable.
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Re: Fully Laden

Postby Grip Fast » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:54 am

Yes I was a bit concerned at that point - I really didn't want to take the rucksack, but it had a few things in it that I needed at the destination. Once I got rid of the rucksack to someone who was driving down and had room in their boot, it was fine. The bike handled really well and I didn't notice the luggage while moving.

Only once was I careless about where I parked, and couldn't lift the bike off its side stand because of the slope (legs too short), but fortunately got a hand get going. Didn't make that mistake twice.

Went on the Tiger 800 last year and needed the tailpack and top box, but no tank bag or rucksack.

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Re: Fully Laden

Postby Wingman » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:00 pm

Image Trip to Spain and Andorra 2016

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Re: Fully Laden

Postby stevesilver » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:23 pm

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2002 trip with Burn up tours to nurburgring.
Loaded ready to come home complete with mud from the track where I'd come off :lol:
Most looney ride I've ever been on with them. 40 bikes went, around just 30 returned :roll:

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Re: Fully Laden

Postby Boxermed69 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:24 pm

stevesilver wrote:Muddy blade 2.jpg

2002 trip with Burn up tours to nurburgring.
Loaded ready to come home complete with mud from the track where I'd come off :lol:
Most looney ride I've ever been on with them. 40 bikes went, around just 30 returned :roll:


Jeepers! :shock:

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Re: Fully Laden

Postby Grip Fast » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:12 pm

stevesilver wrote:2002 trip with Burn up tours to nurburgring.
Loaded ready to come home complete with mud from the track where I'd come off :lol:
Most looney ride I've ever been on with them. 40 bikes went, around just 30 returned :roll:


I used to advised my daughter as she went out with her friends, "have fun, but not too much fun". Your experience with Burn up Tours all these years ago - that sounds like it was verging on 'too much fun'. 8)

Like your photo too, wingman.

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Somewhere above Cerdanya valley, near Andorra.

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Re: Fully Laden

Postby stevesilver » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:29 pm

Grip Fast wrote:
stevesilver wrote:2002 trip with Burn up tours to nurburgring.
Loaded ready to come home complete with mud from the track where I'd come off :lol:
Most looney ride I've ever been on with them. 40 bikes went, around just 30 returned :roll:


I used to advised my daughter as she went out with her friends, "have fun, but not too much fun". Your experience with Burn up Tours all these years ago - that sounds like it was verging on 'too much fun'. 8)

Like your photo too, wingman.

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Somewhere above Cerdanya valley, near Andorra.


It was totally mental, we had to meet in the car park at Calais.
The bloke leading the group gave us a chat about how we would be using the drop off marker system and how he would be cruising at only 100mph on the motorway and we would be leaving at J10. I think the only time we were doing 100 was up the slip road. I was glad I had a blade and could keep up, we must be doing between 140 150 all the bloody way.

A Gixxer landed in a tree on the way to hotel in Germany after a lack of control pulling a wheelie. Couple bikes got smashed on the ring, one bloke went home in a air ambulance.

When you come across an accident on the ring you have to stop. My mate was following this bloke who lost control and slid off. he stopped to assist and his bike was hit from behind by the ring doctor's (don't laff) car skidding on the grass stopping to attend to the crashed rider.

It was mental, but as I was young(ish) it was BRILLIANT........

Don't think burn-up exist any more, wonder why? :o

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Re: Fully Laden

Postby lesterzzzzzzzz » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:50 am

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ITS NOT HOW FAST YOU RIDE ITS HOW YOU RIDE FAST

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Re: Fully Laden

Postby Grip Fast » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:13 pm

lesterzzzzzzzz wrote:image.jpeg

Ok, you win. :D Nice bike and I covet your panniers.

Dunno why, but I suddenly crave a bacon and egg buttie...

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Re: Fully Laden

Postby lesterzzzzzzzz » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:52 pm

Greasy joes 1 jct nth of scotch corner. On way to pic her in doors up from train in Edinburgh then tour Scotland.
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Re: Fully Laden

Postby dave the german » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:11 pm

That must be Barton truckstop then? - long time since I was in there
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Re: Fully Laden

Postby KTM AL » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:21 pm

Back in 1991 somewhere in France ,before buying camping chairs ,snorkles and goggles... Found the rack welds had snapped once we got home it did had adverse handling around long fast sweeping corners though.
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Re: Fully Laden

Postby Grip Fast » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:25 pm

KTM AL wrote:Image
Back in 1991 somewhere in France ,before buying camping chairs ,snorkles and goggles... Found the rack welds had snapped once we got home it did had adverse handling around long fast sweeping corners though.


Room for another bag hanging off each mirror stock? That is indeed fully laden, unless someone can do better...

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Re: Fully Laden

Postby BoxerCup R » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:53 am

KTM AL wrote:Image
Back in 1991 somewhere in France ,before buying camping chairs ,snorkles and goggles... Found the rack welds had snapped once we got home it did had adverse handling around long fast sweeping corners though.


Now that is a "fully laden" bike, Jesus ! :? :lol:
It's a fookin missile :twisted:


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